Thinking about a movie night? The major streaming platforms are packed with great options – but sometimes it’s a little overwhelming. Fortunately, 2021 is the year of the dreamer. Between HBO Max releasing Warner Bros. As movies hit theaters and Netflix releases a new original movie every week, there are plenty of new options hitting streaming libraries all the time. To help you out, we’re compiling the best new movies to join Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max each week, so remember to check back here for updates!
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Masterpiece of the Coen Brothers, The Big Lebowski Jeff Bridges as “The Dude,” an easygoing, unemployed, pot-smoking burnout man who just wants to live. However, he also happens to share a name with a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of money to a lot of dangerous people. So, when they knock on the wrong door to collect people – peeing on Dude’s rug in the process – Dude sets out on a trip to the Los Angeles underworld to sort things out.
Stand by Me (1986)
One of the most beloved coming-of-age films of the 20th century (and one of the few R-rated), Stand with me Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, River Phoenix and Corey Feldman stars as a group of rural Oregon boys on summer vacation. When they learn that a stranger has been killed near their homes, the boys are overcome with eagerness to see a dead body. However, along the way, they encounter a series of obstacles and learn more about how different their home life is, despite the similarities they feel. It’s only available for June, so be sure to check out now.
Army of the Dead (2021)
Zack Snyder’s take on a zombie movie is about as over the top and pulse-pounding as you’d expect a Zack Snyder zombie movie to be. A zombie outbreak in Las Vegas leaves the city in ruins, isolated from the rest of the world. But this is Vegas, so there must be money for the berserk. When casino boss Bailey Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) comes across displaced Vegas weapons expert Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) with an offer to retrieve the $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the city, before the government can take it to the face of the earth. When fired, Ward collects a ragtag to go to the zombie-infested town and retrieve the money.
Woman in the Window (2021)
Based on the bestselling novel by Tracy Letts, this thriller features an all-star cast including Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, and Julianne Moore. Anna Fox (Adams) is an agoraphobic child psychologist who sets out to keep an eye on the ideal family across the street from her New York City brownstone. But while she is watching one night, she unwittingly witnesses a brutal crime, turning her life completely upside down.
Alexandre Aja (crawl) is back with sci-fi horror in this bone-chilling film about a young woman (Melanie Laurent) who wakes up after an untold time and in a cryogenic pod in an unfamiliar place. She doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. All she knows is that she is running out of oxygen and must rebuild her memory if she is to survive.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Philipp Seymour Hoffmann delivers a tour de force performance in this subtle thriller about a German agent hot on the trail of a terrorist organization. When a runaway terrorist attempts to claim the succession, Günter Bachmann (Hoffmann) sees an opportunity to lay a trap for a well-known Muslim scholar who is suspected of financing terrorists but is otherwise an untouchable. Bachmann would stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This revolutionary horror film introduced the concept of footage to the public, creating the key to a new genre of horror. It’s easy to forget how innovative and shocking Blair Witch Project When it first came out, however, the film still stands as a modern horror classic. Three film students travel to a small town to collect documentary footage about Blair Witch, a famous character who kills people in the area. Skeptical students interview the townspeople and collect clues for days, but when they head into the woods… it all takes a terrifying turn.
Based on the comics by Mark Miller, kick ass Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars as Dave Lizewski, a teenager who uses his love for comics as inspiration to reinvent himself as a crime-fighting superhero. Except… he doesn’t have any powers or any special skills. Dave puts on a costume, calls himself “Kick-Ass” and basically goes out to kick his ass. But when he joins forces with the father/daughter vigilante team of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl (Nicholas Cage and Chhole Grace Moretz), he soon finds himself in the big leagues.
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The Full Monty (1997)
Unless Magic Mike came along, full Monty The most definitive movie ever made about male strippers. After losing his job at a steel factory and under pressure from paying his ex-wife’s missed child support, Gaz (Robert Carlyle) is desperate for money. She and her friend Dave (Mark Eddy) decide to create their own strip-tease act. As the economic crisis escalates, they recruit more men, including their former foreman and security guard, and begin advertising their shows. They’re sure it’ll be a hit because they’re going “The Full Monty.”
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Although we today revere Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights hero and political genius, American intelligence and law enforcement agencies regarded him more during his time as an enemy of the state. In this documentary, Sam Pollard details the racially motivated FBI surveillance that led to King’s activism in the ’50s and ’60s as unapologetically racist FBI Director J. Influenced under the direction of Edgar Hoover.
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller are at the top of their game in this raucous competition comedy. The average Joe’s gym isn’t doing so well. Nor is its owner Peter La Fleur (Vaughan). Globo-Gym, the gym across the street run by maniacal fitness freak White Goodman (Stiller), Average Joe’s is about to go out of business, and Goodman is mentally dedicated to bringing down La Fleur. Unless Peter can raise $50,000 to pay for his mortgage, he will lose Jim. To get that money, he resorts to one last attempt: entering a dodgeball competition with a ragtag group of members of Average Joe with a large cash prize. But when Goodman hears of Average Joe’s plan, he enters the competition with his super team.
Fight Club (1999)
This energetic adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s book doesn’t pull its punches until an absolutely terrifying final twist. Edward Norton plays a depressed man suffering from insomnia who meets a soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), who promises to bring the man back to life. Soon, two bored men are living together in a dilapidated house and forming an underground fight club where men fed up with their worldly lives come to vent their frustrations on each other. But as the club grows, it pursues nefarious purposes, which are compounded when a woman catches Tyler’s attention.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are at their A-games in this buddy comedy about adult dummies who are forced to live in the same house after their parents get married and move in together . Neither willing to work for themselves nor to do anything, and each sees the other as a threat to the independent lifestyle. Their rivalry and promiscuity soon spiral out of control, tearing the family apart and forcing the parents to make an ultimatum: Get the job and move out, or they’re cut off for good.
In the years following World War II, America was consumed by the fear of communism at the start of the Cold War. Screenwriters Dalton Trumbo and Hollywood Ten became early victims of the Hollywood Red Scare, before McCarthyism became the buzzword for driving suspected communists out of Hollywood. Kicked out of the industry, Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) continues to work in secret in the industry, penning several Oscar winners without receiving credit.
P! NK: All I Know So Far (2021)
You don’t need to be a P!NK fan to enjoy this music documentary. Amazingly touching, cool movie P! Follows NK on her record-breaking 2019 Beautiful Trauma World Tour as she tries to balance being a mother, a wife, a boss and an artist. mixing street footage, behind-the-scenes interviews and personal content, all i know so far Digs into the drive and passion to balance life as an independent pop star.
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Zachary Levy shines as the adult superhero version of young Billy Batson, who unwittingly gains the power of the legendary wizard Shazam. Now, he can turn into a superhero by just shouting a word. But although he looks like an adult, Shazam is still a kid, having a little too much fun testing his newfound powers and not taking them all too seriously. But when the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana appears attempting to steal Shazam’s magical abilities, Billy has to get serious in a hurry.
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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Another 2021 Warner Bros release, latest entry Magical The universe takes paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren to the courtroom. When a murder suspect claims demonic possession as a defense, Warren is soon joined as investigators and key witnesses. As a young boy fights for his soul and his freedom, it is up to the Warrens to…